The Story of Jane Austen

The Girl with the Golden Pen

by Gill Hornby

  • Published: 22 Jun 2017
  • Price: 7.99
  • Extent: 96p
  • ISBN: 9781780723365
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Bicentenary Edition: celebrating 200 years of Jane Austen

In a country parsonage in the late 18th century, there lived a large family of seven children. They were all bright and clever and noisy, so nobody really noticed when little Jane turned quietly into a genius…

The modest, obedient youngest daughter of the Reverend Austen was to grow up to be one of the greatest writers in the English language. And the story of how she succeeded is every bit as romantic as one of her novels.


From the forthcoming Great Lives series

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About Gill Hornby

Gill Hornby is married with four children and lives in Berkshire.